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One-Child Policy

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Can China recover from its disastrous one-child policy?


Families are now being urged to have at least two children, but it may be too late to convince parents to embrace the change. For Xu Meiru, 38, the thought of having a second child is exhausting. Her days typically begin at 5am, don’t end until 11pm, and are filled with shuttling her nine-year-old son … Continue reading

China’s one-child policy breeds ‘little emperors with skewed values’, writer Xinran Xue says


One of China’s most influential expat writers says the country’s one-child policy has had alarming unforeseen consequences and produced a generation of “little emperors” whose values are dangerously skewed. British-based writer Xinran Xue interviewed some of the 150 million single children who were born under the policy for her latest book, Buy Me The Sky. … Continue reading

With glut of lonely men, China has an approved outlet for unrequited lust


In Guangzhou, China, slack-jawed and perspiring, Chen Weizhou gazed at a pair of life-size female dolls clad, just barely, in lingerie and lace stockings. Above these silicone vixens, an instructional video graphically depicted just how realistic they felt once undressed. A 46-year-old tour bus driver, Mr Chen had come earlier this month to the Guangzhou … Continue reading

China’s Xi Jinping outlines significant reform pledges


Party General Secretary Xi Jingping has outlined plans for significant economic and social reforms in a communiqué following the third plenum (a four-day meeting of the Communist Party), which ended on November 12th. The plans, included in a 60-point document, outline a variety of pledges designed to assist the country in its on-going transition to ‘Developed’ status, … Continue reading

China to ease one-child policy


China will ease family planning restrictions nationwide, the government said on Friday, allowing millions of families to have two children in the country’s most significant liberalisation of its strict one-child policy in about three decades. Couples in which one parent is an only child will now be able to have a second child, one of … Continue reading

Chinese police rescue 92 abducted children


BBC says in its report today: Chinese police have rescued 92 abducted children and held 301 suspected members of a huge trafficking network, the authorities say. They say two women were also freed in an operation involving police forces in 11 provinces of the country. The traffickers are believed to have targeted children in the … Continue reading

Rich Chinese hire American surrogate mothers for up to $120,000 a child


Surrogacy agencies in China and the United States are catering to wealthy Chinese who want a baby outside the country’s restrictive family planning policies, who are unable to conceive themselves, or who are seeking US citizenship for their children. “I would be surprised if you called me back in four months and that number hadn’t … Continue reading

China to crack down on family planning fines after abuses found


China will crack down on penalties paid by families flouting strict family planning rules after a National Audit Office probe found $260 million in fines had been levied illegally, state media reported. There has been growing public anger about the one-child policy, which was introduced in the late 1970s to prevent population growth spiralling out … Continue reading

Chinese government may drop compulsory population control policies to avert crisis


“You’ll never see anything about it in the mainstream, but Eugenics and forced population control is a primary goal for most of the worlds governments, and the ruling class as a whole. “Even today in China there is a “one child policy” in which families are forced to have abortions if they get pregnant and … Continue reading

In China, signs that one-child policy may be coming to an end


China could be considering relaxing its harsh one-child policy because of women like Hu Yanqin, who lives in a village at the edge of the Gobi desert. When Hu married a construction worker seven years ago, she knew she was going to have only one child, although the area where she lives, the Jiuquan region … Continue reading

China considers changing one-child policy


China is considering changes to its one-child policy, a former family planning official said, with government advisory bodies drafting proposals in the face of a rapidly ageing society in the world’s most populous nation. Proposed changes would allow for urban couples to have a second child, even if one of the parents is themselves not … Continue reading

China’s one-child conundrum


The China Research Development Foundation has caused a fury of media speculation with a leak of its recommendations on changing China’s one-child policy. This is the newest proposal added to the clamour for change to the three-decade old policy. As a think-tank of the Development Research Centre, which is under the State Council of the … Continue reading

China gives family in forced abortion case US$11,000


The family of a Shaanxi woman forced to undergo an abortion because she ran afoul of the mainland’s one-child policy has accepted a cash settlement from the government. Feng Jianmei’s husband, Deng Jiyuan, said on Wednesday that the family accepted the settlement of 70,600 yuan (US$11,000) because they wanted to return to a normal life. … Continue reading

China Needs to Ease One-Child Policy, State Researchers Say


Chinese government researchers called on the nation to ease its one-child policy as soon as possible to cope with an aging population and labour shortage. One option is allowing all people to have a second child, three researchers including Yu Dong from the State Council’s Development Research Centre wrote in an article in yesterday’s China … Continue reading

Forced abortion in China on woman seven months pregnant


Graphic images posted online showing the bloody corpse of a baby whose mother was allegedly forced to terminate her pregnancy at seven months have caused an uproar in China. Rights groups say authorities in north China’s Shaanxi province forced Feng Jianmei to abort her pregnancy on June 2 because she was unable to pay a … Continue reading

Blind China activist makes mystery “escape”


Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng, one of China’s most prominent human rights advocates, has escaped from home imprisonment, activists said on Friday, but uncertainty over his whereabouts and fears about his health have worried supporters. Chen, a self-schooled legal advocate who campaigned against forced abortions, had been restricted to his village home in Linyi in … Continue reading

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